Rain drove last week's inaugural festivities indoors, but Mississippians have another chance to celebrate as Governor Phil Bryant's Inaugural Parade rolls through downtown Jackson this Saturday.
The parade, which begins at 12 p.m. at Amite and State streets, is free and open to the public.
"I am so excited about the opportunity to celebrate this great time with the people of Mississippi," Gov. Phil Bryant said. "I'm looking forward to seeing families and communities come together to enjoy a great afternoon."
More than 40 organizations will participate in the parade, and bands from high schools, community colleges and universities around the state will entertain crowds. Five of those bands will highlight the story of Bryant's life.
The band from lead school Mississippi Delta Community College represents Bryant's hometown and is followed by representation from his time at Hillcrest Academy, Hinds Community College and the University of Southern Mississippi. Bryant's children, Patrick and Katie, are represented by Northwest Rankin High School.
The musical lineup includes:
Additional groups and schools are expected to participate. The parade will begin at Amite and State streets. The route follows State, Capitol, West and Mississippi streets.
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